The Equity Professional Program

The Equity Foundation hosts more than 100 events a year throughout Australia and New Zealand. The program is developed in close collaboration with performers.

The Equity Foundation's masterclasses are designed to address our members’ need for ongoing professional development and provide rare opportunities to work with leading directors, coaches and casting agents.
Our workshop series is an opportunity to work on specifics, such as acting for the camera, comedy, dancing, voiceovers and accents. Up to 10 members work over a two-hour period with an expert in their field.
In Conversation
As part of the foundation’s In Conversation series, performers are given the opportunity to attend an intimate question and answer session with leading international actors and directors. Sir Ian McKellen, Richard E Grant, Sam Neill, and Cate Blanchett are among those who have participated in the In Conversation events.
Casting Hothouse 
Each year the Equity Foundation hosts a Casting Hothouse, which gives performers a unique opportunity to work with international casting agents, such as CBS TV Studios’ vice president of casting Matt Skrobalak and US feature film casting director Margery Simkin.
Student Days
We know how difficult it can be getting a toehold in the entertainment industry, so each year the Equity Foundation holds an industry day designed to provide graduates with important information and tools to help them on their way to a successful performance career.

Events Program

The Realities Of Being An Actor With Charlie McDermott

06 Oct 2012
01:00:00 -  03:00:00
There are no tickets available for this event

Event description:

In addition to his theatre, television and voice roles, Charlie is also the manager of The Basement Theatre where he has developed and produced a string of successful plays. Charlie has been running workshops at The Actors Program in Auckland in the last two months on the current realities of the industry, what work is available in tv, film, theatre and voice, how to produce your own work, self promotion, how to get work in Auckland and Wellington even while being based in Dunedin, and running yourself as a business plus a guide to all the necessary contacts in Auckland.    

Charlie McDermott hit the ground running after graduating from drama school, appearing in Silo Theatre’s hit shows THIS IS OUR YOUTH and SHOPPING AND F***ING, followed by MR MARMALADE, HAMLET, THREEPENNY OPERA, THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, HOLDING THE MAN and LOOT. He is the manager of The Basement Theatre, which has grown into Auckland’s premier development space for burgeoning actors, writers and directors. His production company, Royale Productions, has produced six plays in two years, with another two in development. More than anything, Charlie wants to be part of a sustainable industry.

This workshop is free of charge to all Dunedin actors. It will take place from 1pm-3pm at R208 – 2nd Floor,  King Edward Court, in Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin.



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